CWES Money Clinics deliver free, confidential support for women with money concerns in the context of domestic and family violence (DFV).

This new service addresses an important gap in the support available to victim-survivors of DFV who might be considering their options. The service is for women, non-binary and gender diverse people who have experienced abuse from an intimate partner or family members.

Money Clinics provide independent, factual financial information in a one-on-one session with a qualified, female, financial specialist who is violence- and trauma-informed.

Our specialists can answer questions, listen to concerns, or work through:

  • A budget or ‘statement of financial position’
  • Financial considerations when leaving, or living with, an abusive partner
  • Credit scores and reports (if a partner or family member has put debts in your name)
  • Loans and/or mortgages
  • Impact of lump sums (eg. Victims’ Compensation)
  • Post-separation abuse
  • Safely opening a new bank account
  • Financial disclosure in preparation for Family Law Property Settlement

…or any other financial concern. There are no stupid questions at the Money Clinic! And if we don’t know the answer to a question, we will work with attendees to find out.

CWES Money Clinics are offered in-person in a range of locations in Sydney and Melbourne, or via Zoom video call from anywhere in Australia.

If you would like to find out more, or you would like to be able to offer Money Clinics to women accessing your service, please get in touch with us.